Paper: Organizational Report
Due Week 10 and worth
You have been hired as
the CIO of a large multinational Internet advertising company. The president of
the company is entertaining a major new software development project to keep
track of advertising revenues. She asked you to prepare a report on the current
and future state of software development and testing for this advertising
company so that she can make an educated decision on how to proceed with the
new development. The goal is to have a loosely coupled, Java-based platform for
this Web-based company.
Use the Strayer
Library or other libraries of your choice to conduct research about software
development and testing.
Write a ten to fifteen
(10-15) page paper in which you:
Define and explain, in your own words, the primary challenge(s)
of software development projects.
Compare and contrast at least three (3) different software
Explain why the testing of software products is of great
Provide a graphical depiction of your solution through the use
of Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Note: The
graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Identify potential ethical issues that may arise as a result of
the company doing business across several different countries and cultures, and
recommend ways to mitigate these challenges.
Compare and contrast at least three (3) testing approaches to
Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources
Your assignment must
follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent
such as Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word
document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with software
Compare and contrast software development process models.
Explain the importance of software testing.
Compare and contrast the various testing approaches to software
Use technology and information resources to research issues in
Write clearly and concisely about software engineering using
proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.